BANNU  - Police have foiled a major terror bid by defusing 6-kg bomb planted by miscreants near police checkpoint in district Bannu on Wednesday. The police later arrested five suspects in an operation carried out in the locality.

As per details, unknown miscreants had planted a 6-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in a cane and left it abandoned near a police checkpoint in the limits of CITY POLICE STATION on Railway Road.

Meanwhile, locals and passers-by spotted the abandoned cane and reported to the police. Resultantly, the bomb disposal squad was immediately called in and the area was cordoned off.

The BDS personnel neutralized the bomb averting a major disaster in Bannu city.